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The Glorious Feeling of Spring

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Spring. Ah, that feeling! With every change of season, there's an internal shift inside of us, but when spring comes around, that feeling of freshness and rebirth is like no other. It starts with the first peek of crocus in the ground. Then the daffodils. And when the fruit trees are covered in a shower of white, that's when we know spring is really, truly here.

Mark Twain summed it up in a quote: "It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want – oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!"

I'm always re-energized during this season. Like Twain said, I don't know just what it is I want, but I know I'm aching for something to change, something to happen or something to be accomplished. It's the perfect time of the year to reflect back on the first day of January and ask yourself if you're going in the direction you imagined at the birth of the new year. Have you learned something new? Have you expanded your network of friends? Have you pushed past something that's holding you back?

As I write this, I'm looking out at my daffodils and they're already starting to droop and fade. But coming up next are my alliums and sedum. The daylilies are emerging with bright green leaves swaying in the wind. The tall grass is peeking out through last year's dried-up stalks.

The promise of new beginnings are everywhere.

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